You don’t have to commit to a major renovation to add some personality and on trend accents that can give your home an updated look. Simple upgrades using on trend materials can keep your home looking stylish and feeling more inviting and these simple trends can easily be changed when you’re ready to try different trends. Upgrade your home’s look and feel with these simple but statement-making trends:

1. Beautiful Hardwood Flooring

Distressed hardwood flooring is perfect for people with families and pets and people who don’t want to put a lot of work into maintaining their floors. Homeowners that like the stunning look of hardwood floors but don’t want to put in a lot of time and effort to keep them flawless or who have pets and kids and think that high-maintenance hardwoods are not practical can get the look they love without the fuss. 

Distressed hardwood flooring has the warmth and elegance of traditional hardwood flooring but it’s easy to care for. The wear marks, scuffs, and pits that occur as part of everyday traffic in the home will add to the uniqueness of the flooring and make it look more attractive instead of less attractive. If you don’t want the browns in your living space, opt for grey wood flooring. This gives you a beautiful hardwood flooring option that will still fit within your gray neutral tones.

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2. Shiplap or Brick Accent Walls

Some people are already over this trend but according to home designers this simple and affordable statement maker isn’t going anywhere. If you want to make a statement on your walls but adding bright colors isn’t your style installing a shiplap wall or using shiplap paneling as an accent will give your walls texture and interest without the use of any vibrant color. And it’s easy to put up and remove so it’s really more practical than wallpaper. Shiplap is a great way to give a newly built home some vintage character without all the inconveniences that come along with a true vintage home. 

Brick can also be used as an accent wall material. It makes a bigger statement than your traditional painted accent wall. For the best results, maintain and clean your brick wall consistently.

3. Colored Cabinets

Kitchens are getting a makeover in a big way. These days it’s an accepted fact that most of the time families are going to gather in the kitchen and family room combination. That’s why almost all new homes that are built have an open-concept floor plan. So the kitchen is getting restyled so that it looks warmer and more inviting and doesn’t look like a white sterile lab. Colored cabinets are on every top design blog because they are a way to add color and personality to the kitchen without having to do a full-scale expensive kitchen renovation. 

4. Wood Accents 

Wood accents are another design trend that isn’t going anywhere. People want their homes to be a sanctuary from the outside world and part of creating that sanctuary is using warm wood accents to make a home feel more comfortable, inviting, and relaxing. A wooden accent wall or sleek wood flooring is essential. Reclaimed wood and distressed wood gives personality and creates a unique focal point in any point.

Modern interior design upgrades don’t have to be fussy or expensive. The on-trend look for homes these days is anything that is personal, warm, functional, and relaxing.

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Matt Greenfield is an experienced writer specializing in home improvement topics. He has a passion for educating and empowering homeowners to make informed decisions about their properties. Matt's writing focuses on a range of topics, including windows, flooring, HVAC, and construction materials. With a background in construction and home renovation, Matt is well-versed in the latest trends and techniques in the industry. His articles offer practical advice and expert insights that help readers tackle their home improvement projects with confidence. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a seasoned professional, Matt's writing is sure to provide valuable guidance and inspiration.

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